The Giants safety recently made headlines with radio comments that teammate Ereck Flowers was ”unhappy” the team signed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. The move effectively flipped Flowers to right tackle.
”That’s not for Landon to talk about Youth Armani Watts Jersey ,” Shurmur said Saturday at the rookie minicamp. ”I think the important thing is, let’s let Ereck talk for Ereck when he gets here, and we’ll worry about that later. But really, I don’t think our players should be talking about another player’s situation.”
Flowers has been the starting left tackle the past three seasons after the Giants took him with the ninth pick overall in the 2014 draft. The Giants recently declined to pick up the fifth-year option of Flowers’ contract for $12.5 million in 2019.
First-year general manager Dave Gettleman signed Solder in March. Flowers hasn’t shown up to the team’s voluntary workouts this spring.
But Shurmur said he’s been in touch with Flowers.
”It’s our understanding that he’s in good shape,” Shurmur said. ”I can’t wait for him to be here. I’ve mentioned it in the past, there were some things that he did last year that were really good, and I look forward to him getting here at some point and working with him.”
After wrapping up rookie minicamp this weekend, the Giants will take the field as a full team for the first time at OTAs on May 21-22. They have mandatory minicamp June 12-14.
”We’ll see when he gets here,” Shurmur said. ”We’ll talk about it then. We’re communicating with him. There’s been times when Odell (Beckham Jr.) hasn’t been here and we’ve communicated with him Jorge Alfaro Jersey , so we’re looking forward to him being here. We feel like we’re a better team with him here than without him.”
NOTES: R.J. McIntosh has been a spectator for the on-field portion of rookie minicamp. The fifth-round selection out of Miami says he’s being treated for a minor medical condition he didn’t want to discuss. He says he expects to be back on the field for minicamp in June.Vic Beasley had a season to mostly forget last year.
Now that the Atlanta Falcons have put him back full-time at defensive end, he's looking to regain the form that made him the NFL sacks leader two years ago.
Beasley, though, isn't making big promises in the second week of training camp. As much as he wants to get back to the top, he says the best approach is to stay humble, fill his role and let everything else work itself out.
"I know the guys have a lot of faith in me and the coaches do also, so we're just going to go out there and give our best effort and do what we can to get where we want to be," Beasley said Wednesday.
The Falcons had solid results last season under first-year defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel. They improved 17 spots to a No. 9 ranking in points allowed. They were among the top 10 in total yards, yards rushing Rashaan Evans Jersey Elite , red zone percentage and scoring.
But Beasley was a small part of the story. He had just five sacks, 10 1/25 fewer than during his first season under coach Dan Quinn, and he wanted to produce more.
Moving to outside linebacker on 30 percent of the snaps didn't help. Beasley dropped some weight to play the new position and he ran so much in coverage and in defending the run that his energy level sometimes lagged when he lined up at end. He didn't have the same explosiveness coming out of his stance and beating blocks.
"He was always a nickel defensive end," Quinn said. "We played almost 70 percent of our snaps in nickel, but in the base one, due to injuries, that's why we moved him there. He was there a little bit by necessity, and sometimes that's the best thing to do. For us it was in this case."
Not anymore. Quinn wants to unleash Beasley exclusively at end with Takk McKinley starting on the opposite side after a promising rookie season.
"That's where he's best," Quinn said http://www.chargersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-kyzir-white-jersey , "playing defensive end all the time."
Beasley took some pointers Wednesday from former Falcons ends Patrick Kerney and Chuck Smith, who combined for 141 NFL sacks. He got two different perspectives in technique. Kerney played long and rangy. Smith was more compact. Both gave Beasley a few ideas about timing, footwork and hand placement.
Beasley gets daily suggestions from his position coach Bryant Young, the former San Francisco star tackle who finished a 14-year career in 2007 with 89 1/2 sacks.
Young believes Beasley's time at linebacker will benefit him long-term because it's made him better against the run.
"He's a very strong individual, plays with good technique, and I think a lot of times he doesn't get credit for his run game, which is really important in this league as well," Young said. "The big, pretty numbers are in the sacks Youth P.J. Hall Jersey , and we understand that, but it's also important that you stop the run."
Beasley is eager to show what he can do. He played end exclusively throughout his career before last year.
"As a linebacker you normally drop into coverage and you dial up blitzes every now and then, but as a defensive end you're pretty much a straight-ahead guy," Beasley said. "Just get after the quarterback.".
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